PHMSA on July 22 put Energy Transfer on notice for the probable violations pertaining to the operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline and proposed a civil penalty against it.
The PHMSA recommended a civil penalty of $93,200 against Energy Transfer, operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline, for the violations and said failure to correct the issues may result in further enforcement action.
The Canadian province of Quebec on July 21 rejected a LNG export project for the Port of Saguenay, citing environmental concerns, in the latest blow to North American LNG development.
The aim is to implement legally-binding targets to reduce net EU emissions by 55% by 2030, from 1990 levels, and eliminate them by 2050.
The oil and gas industry is increasingly concerned with environmental awareness and safety, yet no current regulations cover seawater electrochlorination for offshore applications.
Calgary-based Enbridge had planned to start building the $500 million tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac, connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, this year.
Do operators and contractors need to go with the flow when it comes to managing wastewater offshore? There are signals that dealing with waste fluids at the source is growing as a favored option over the more conventional ship-to-shore practices. That means the principles of economy, efficiency and environmental considerations are going mainstream.
Companies need support to tackle emerging risks as operational environments evolve.
It has been depicted as a new David-and-Goliath tale for Wall Street: a tiny hedge fund called Engine No. 1 went up against the mightiest oil company in the U.S. and won three seats on its board, with a mandate to prepare it for a future free of fossil fuel.
"The three things we need to focus on are process isolations and hydrocarbon releases, alarm management and competence," said David Jamieson, Founder and MD of Salus Technical. "The engine warning light is on, and we can’t afford to ignore it."